Singularity has released their CS:GO roster after the announcement of the new ESL Pro League structure.
Singularity has released their CS:GO roster after the announcement of the new ESL Pro League Season 11 structure.
Singularity found themselves without their ESL Pro League Season 11 spot after ESL announced a list of invited teams and the complete restructuring of the league. Twenty-four teams were cut from the Pro League across the entire qualification structure, ESEA MDL and EPL, most notably, after ESL announced Pro League Season 11 would be made up of 24 teams instead of the original 48. This decision has been met with much controversy from the CS:GO community, and even the Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association (CSPPA). Atle S. Stehouwer, CEO and Founder of Singularity, released a statement on their decision to release the North American roster:
I’m sad that we have to part ways due to this unfortunate situation, but just as we were about to make some bigger changes in the roster, and build what we believed would have been a stable roster that we could have achieved a top 30 ranking etc., ESL decided to make their move and give us a three day window transitioning from EPL to MDL and without disclosing more information about their path to pro circuit outside of MDL. It sucks hard to leave the NA CS:GO scene like this, but life isn’t always fair, and I hope we will be able to return when the CS:GO landscape is more transparent again. I love my team, and I don’t want to limit their development or chances, so this is a mutual decision in the team.
Team Singularity’s journey in the NA scene has been a rollercoaster ride that started almost 1,5 year ago and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. I hope our players, coach and team manager will find solid homes, and I wish them all the best in their future journey and I’m sad that Singularity will not be a part of it. I cherished the time we have had together for the past 4 months, and playing the first to stages of EPL last season was a dream come true. Take care mates I’ll miss you a lot
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